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INURED's Cite Soleil Scholarship Program: 10 Students 10 Dreams
INURED brokered a unique partnership with the government of Brazil to train the top students from Cité Soleil in five renowned Federal Universities in Brazil. The program has selected students who not only have the highest academic credentials and financial need, but who also demonstrate dedication to community service, leadership, and commitment to rebuilding Haiti.
In order to raise the academic level of the student population in Haiti to match the international standards of university training – the Institute has developed the INURED Cite Soleil Scholarship Program, which trains young Haitian students from Cité Soleil at public federal universities in Brazil. This program provides for the re-insertion of Haitian students trained abroad into the Haitian academic community via INURED’s research and training activities in Haiti and in the network of Haitian universities to which the Institute belongs.
Under this program the Brazilian government and INURED provided 10 student fellowships to Brazilian universities in 2010. INURED has partnered with the Brazilian Embassy, the Ministry of External Cooperation in Brazil and the Federal University System in Brazil to offer this academic exchange program to Haitian students. Academic support under the program includes an INURED advisor at the Brazilian university where the student is accepted, a faculty mentor at INURED in Haiti, and a regular
advisor at the students’ respective universities. Under this scholarship program, students complete their courses in Brazil but conduct their fieldwork in Haiti under a designated INURED field advisor in partnership with their academic tutors in Brazil. Students also receive their diplomas from INURED in Haiti to facilitate their retention and adaptability in Haiti.
List of Scholarship Recipients:
Jean Louis Ludger: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Computer Science)
Jean Bart David: Universidade Estudial de Campinas (Odontology)
Guinel M. Garcon: Universidade Federal do Minas Gerais (Mechanical Engineering)
William Obel: Universidade Federal do Pernambuco (Civil Engineering)
Bernard Pinquiere: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Telecommunications)
Emmanuel Predestin: Universidade Federal do Minas Gerais (Agronomy)
Denizard Oresca: Universidade Federal do Paraiba (Agronomy)
Jean Baptiste Joseph: Universidade Federal do Pernambuco (Civil Engineering)